Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Goodbye to a Legend: David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012)

I had the great fortune to see The Dave Brubeck Quartet in the 1980s.
There isn't anything that I can say that hasn't been said better and more eloquently by others, so I will leave you with a quote and the two most well know tunes associated with his genius and that of the sidemen he worked with.

President Brarack Obama spent a mere two weeks with his father in Hawaii as boy. His father took him to his first jazz concert-Dave Brubeck.
On the occasion of Brubeck being honored at the Kennedy Center the President said the following: "To know America you must know Jazz, to know Jazz, you must know Dave Brubeck."
I can't say it better.


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